Fundador Solera Reserva Brandy 750mL
Fundador, the first Spanish brandy.
Old gold in color with rainbow hued flashes. On the nose: Balanced, clean with aromas of oak seasoned by rich sherry notes. On the palate: Smooth and persistent on the mouth. A versatile brandy that can be enjoyed on its own, on the rocks or in a cocktail or mixed with soft drinks.-Master Distiller’s Notes
Pedro Domecq was founded in Jerez de la Frontera in 1730 to craft and export Sherry. In the late 1800s the company was asked to produce 500 wine casks of the best wine spirit for a merchant in Amsterdam. Don Pedro Domecq used the best pot stills available and the most advanced techniques and after two years he was able to produce the best quality wine spirit possible. However these techniques were extremely expensive and the merchant could not pay the high price. As a result the spirit remained in wine casks in the cellars in Jerez. Five years later Don Pedro tasted this spirit and realized that the contact of the spirit with the seasoned oak gave a dark color and ennobling aromas, producing a brandy with great character. This discovery opened the doors to new market horizons and in 1874 Fundador, the first and most original Spanish brandy was born.
Fundador is a Solera Brandy from the D.O. Brandy de Jerez. It is obtained from specially selected wines from the Airen and Palomino varieties which are distilled in column stills obtaining the maximum quality wine spirit. This spirit is then aged in 600 liter American oak casks which have previously used to age Sherry in Fundador’s historic cellars following the traditional Solera system.